Exercise Science (BS) - Health And Fitness Concentration

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
Select General Education Requirements45
Major Requirements
Exercise Science Major Core
A. Complete the following:
BMD 251Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BMD 252Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
HS 170First Aid1
KIN 100Concepts of Health and Fitness3
KIN 263Intro to Nutrition3
KIN 278Sport and Human Behavior3
KIN 363Sports Nutrition - W3
KIN 370Basic Motor Learning3
KIN 380Kinesiology3
KIN 474Sport and Fitness Conditioning3
KIN 475Org-Admin Hlth and PE-W3
or SM 472 Legal Issues in Sports/Rec - W
KIN 476Exercise Physiology3
KIN 479Fit Assess-Exercise Prescript3
KIN 480Therapeutic Exercise3
KIN 486Advanced Exercise Physiology3
ST 210Stat Reason and Application3
200-499 ElectiveEMS, HS, KIN, PSY, RTH, SM3
Health And Fitness Concentration
A. Complete the following:
HS 262Personal Health3
KIN 201Orientation to Kinesiology3
KIN 484Apps in Sports Conditioning3
KIN 495Internship9
B. Complete the following:
200-499 ElectivesHS, KIN, PSY, RTH, SM6
Minor Requirements
A minor is not required for this degree program0
Total Hours120

General Education Requirements

Area I – Written Composition
A. Complete the following:
EH 101English Composition I3
B. Complete the following:
EH 102English Composition II3
Area II – Humanities & Fine Arts
A. Complete the following:
CA 110Public Speaking3
B. Select one of the following: see footnote table below 13
Brit Lit before 1785
Brit Lit after 1785
Am Lit before 1865
Am Lit after 1865
World Lit before 1650
World Lit after 1650
C. Select one of the following:3
Survey of Art
Art History I
Art History II
Art Appreciation
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Music
D. Select three hours of the following:3
Intro to African Amer Studies
Survey of Art
Art History I
Art History II
Survey of Non-Western Art
Art Appreciation
Intro Anc Greek Roman Culture
Introduction to Theatre
Brit Lit before 1785
Brit Lit after 1785
Am Lit before 1865
Am Lit after 1865
World Lit before 1650
World Lit after 1650
Introductory Latin I
Introductory Latin II
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Intro Classical Greek I
Intro Classical Greek II
Introductory German I
Introductory German II
Accelerated Intro German
Introductory Russian I
Introductory Russian II
Accelerated Intro Russian
Intermediate Latin I
Intermediate Latin II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Accelerated Inter French - H
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Inter Spanish Accel -H
Interm Classical Greek I
Interm Classical Greek II
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
Intermediate Russian I
Intermediate Russian II
Intensive Second Year Russian
Introductory Japanese I
Introductory Japanese II
Introductory Arabic I
Introductory Arabic II
Intro American Sign Language I
Intro American Sign Lang II
Introductory Korean I
Introductory Korean II
Intermediate Japanese I
Intermediate Japanese II
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Intermediate ASL I
Intermediate ASL II
Introduction to Music
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Ethics
Social Ethics
Western Philosophy: Classical
Intro to the Study of Religion
Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Survey of the New Testament
Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics
A. Select 3-4 hours from the following:3-4
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus Algebra
Precalculus Trigonometry
Precal Algebra-Trigonometry
Calculus and Its Applications
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Linear Algebra I
Differential Equations I
B. Select 8-10 hours from the following:8-10
Biological Anthropology
and Biological Anthropology Lab
Life Science I
and Life Science I Laboratory
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
Life Science II
and Life Science II Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
Survey of Inorg and Org Chem
and Survey Inorg-Org Chem Lab
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Environmental Geography
and Environmental Geography Lab
Earth and the Environment
and Earth and the Environment Lab
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Earth History
and Earth History Lab
Ocean Science
and Ocean Science Lab
Introduction to Astronomy
and Introduction to Astronomy Lab
Concepts of Physics
and Concepts of Physics Laboratory
Physics with Algebra-Trig I
and Alg-Trig Based Physics I Lab
Physics with Algebra -Trig II
and Alg-Trig Based Physics II Lab
Calculus-Based Physics I
and Calculus-Based Physics I Lab
Calculus-Based Physics II
and Calculus-Based Physics II Lab
Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences see footnote table below 1
A. Select one of the following:3
HY of Western Civilization I
HY of Western Civilization II
World Civilization I
World Civilization II
US History to 1877
US History since 1877
B. Select three of the following:9
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Intro Archaeology-Bio Anthro
Intro to Communication
Interpersonal Comm
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Prin of Microeconomics
Prin of Macroeconomics
People, Places, Environment
World Regional Geography
HY of Western Civilization I
HY of Western Civilization II
World Civilization I
World Civilization II
US History to 1877
US History since 1877
Global Issues
Seasons of Life
Intro Native American Studies
Intro to US Government
Introduction to Psychology
Life Span Development
Introductory Sociology
Social Problems
Area V
A. Complete the following:
PE 102Weight Training1
B. Complete the following:
PE 101 - PE 157 (No Repeats)3
Total Hours45-48



Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II - EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV - HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 121 & HY 122 or HY 135 & HY 136).

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one of which must be in the student's major or minor

Additional Information

Minimum Grade Point Averages Required for Graduation: 2.20 Major GPA, 2.20 USA GPA

Graduation Plan

(120 Hours)

The Graduation Plan is an example of course progression. Individual student plans may vary. Students should consult with an academic advisor to create a personalized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
EH 101 English Composition I 3
MathArea III, A 1 3
ScienceArea III, B 1 3
Science LabArea III, B 1 1
KIN 100 Concepts of Health and Fitness 3
EH 102 English Composition II 3
HS 262 Personal Health 3
Humanities & Fine ArtsArea II, C 1 3
ScienceArea III, B 1 3
Science LabArea III, B 1 1
Social & Behavioral SciencesArea IV, B 1 3
Second Year
BMD 251 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
HS 170 First Aid 1
KIN 201 Orientation to Kinesiology 3
PE 102 Weight Training 1
HistoryArea IV, A 1 3
Humanities & Fine ArtsArea II, B 1 3
BMD 252 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
KIN 263 Intro to Nutrition 3
KIN 278 Sport and Human Behavior 3
PSY 120 Introduction to Psychology (Area IV, B) 1, 2 3
Humanities & Fine ArtsArea II, D 1 3
Third Year
KIN 370 Basic Motor Learning 3
KIN 380 Kinesiology 3
ST 210 Stat Reason and Application 3
History, Social & Behavioral SciencesArea IV, B 1 3
Elective 200-499EMS, HS, KIN, PSY, RTH, SM 3
KIN 474 Sport and Fitness Conditioning 3
KIN 476 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 480 Therapeutic Exercise 3
Electives 200-499HS, KIN, PSY, RTH, SM 6
Fourth Year
KIN 475
Org-Admin Hlth and PE-W
or Legal Issues in Sports/Rec - W
KIN 479 Fit Assess-Exercise Prescript 3
KIN 484 Apps in Sports Conditioning 3
KIN 495 Internship 3
PE 101-PE 157PE Activity Course 1
KIN 363 Sports Nutrition - W 3
KIN 486 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 495 Internship 6
PE 101-PE 157PE Activity Course 1
PE 101-PE 157PE Activity Course 1
 Total Hours120

See General Education Requirements


Recommended Course


  • (W) Writing-Intensive Course

Many courses in the Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Department (HS, KIN, PE, SM) are also offered in the Maymester and Summer Semesters.